Global Inkjet Systems Ltd (GIS)

Global Inkjet Systems Ltd (GIS)

Global Inkjet Systems provides industry leading technology to system builders integrating industrial inkjet printheads.

Telephone: 01223 423 232
Address: Edinburgh House, St John's Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0DS
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)

Any number of printheads: any number of inks: ultra-high data handling capability: high print speeds: production proven reliability: and innovative software for direct printing onto bottles, cones and tubs - Global Inkjet Systems’ electronics and software enable system builders to develop ground-breaking printers for demanding production environments.

GIS supports a wide range of printheads including Fujifilm DimatixKonica MinoltaKyoceraRicohToshiba Tec, and Xaar.  The capability to drive new printheads is being developed all the time, so if you do not find information on our web site about the printhead you need, please contact us to discuss.

We provide a comprehensive solution for inkjet  OEMs, machine builders and integrators. There is no need to source software from one supplier, electronics from another, and ink supply components from yet another – we offer a complete package.

Why choose GIS?

GIS software and electronics are designed to work reliably in rugged industrial settings, with the primary objective of giving competitive advantage to customers. The products are highly scalable, so there are no changes in core components from a development/prototype system to a production system.

We are passionate about customer support. Your success in bringing products to market is critical to our success. GIS will support you from prototype build to production systems. Fast response to issues that arise and continued customer support are key priorities for GIS.
Key features and benefits include:- 
  • Rapid new product development
  • Savings on internal time and resources
  • Fast time to market
  • Flexible and scalable solution
  • Combined software and hardware solution
  • Quick adoption of new printheads
  • TCP/IP scalable client-server architecture
  • Integration with 3rd party products such as RIPs, stage controllers, UIs etc
  • Components for Ink Delivery Systems

GIS Partnership Approach

GIS builds strong, long term partnerships with its customers. Our success is linked to your success, so you can rely on us to support your projects from 1st prototype to high volume production.

We operate a programme of continuous development, so that products are upgraded and improved on a regular basis. 

We use feedback from our customers to improve and add capability to our products. We focus on adding value and maintaining our customers’ competitive position in the market, so we invest considerable resources into R&D every year.

GIS Global Network

GIS provides components, but customers (often those new to inkjet) ask us for additional help in putting their projects together. GIS is committed to acting as a facilitator for customer projects, introducing customers to potential suppliers for integration services, project management, fluid suppliers and other potential partners.  

We work closely with a number of independent consultant engineers in the US and Europe, who can provide advice and manage projects.

Understanding Inkjet

Our expertise extends beyond hardware and software to colour management, rendering, ink laydown, stitching, multipass strategies, ink optimisation and waveform generation. We incorporate tools in our software to assist customers in these areas and our team has a wealth of knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines.
GIS Products and Services

Ink System Components

The GIS ink system components range comprises electronics, software and a portfolio of customisable header tanks and peripherals. Initially the products were available only to customers who were already using GIS printhead drive electronics and software. Now any inkjet system developer can have access to the IDS components product range.


Atlas is a user interface/machine control software development kit (SDK) that GIS customers can customise and rebrand - it accelerates technology design and cuts development time.

GIS HeadPersonality Boards (HPB)

Interfacing the GIS Print Manager Board to the Printhead

GIS Inkjet Operating System™

Global Inkjet Systems provides complete, integrated operating systems for a range of industrial inkjet printheads.

GIS modular Ink Delivery System

Inkjet expertise for functional printing & coating: GIS exhibits at IDTechEx 2019

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) will exhibit for the first time at the successful IDTechEx Show, April 10th – 11th, Berlin, Germany on stand Q18. This highly successful technological exhibition focuses on the latest diverse technology capability, assessing user requirements and all the opportunities of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics.

22 March 2019Read in full

GIS modular Ink Delivery System with GUI interface

GIS exhibits and presents at InPrint USA 2019

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) will present Inkjet Decoration and Coating of Consumer Products and Industrial Parts at the second edition of InPrint USA April 9 – 11, 2019 in Kentucky, Illinois.

6 March 2019Read in full

GIS solution to drive Fujifilm Dimatix printheads

New advanced solution from GIS to drive Fujifilm Dimatix high performance printheads

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the leading strategic partner for OEMs and system builders, announces its new advanced solution to drive a wide range of Fujifilm Dimatix printheads, including the latest high-performance Starfire SG600.

26 February 2019Read in full

people watching the presentation of the Queen's Award

GIS celebrates second Queen’s Award for Enterprise success

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, visited Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) at its headquarters on Friday 13th July to present the company with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

19 July 2018Read in full

GIS wins Queen's Award for international trade

GIS wins Second Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

GIS, the leading technology provider to OEMs and system builders in the inkjet industry worldwide, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 for International Trade, in recognition of the company’s outstanding growth in overseas markets from 2015 to 2017.

21 April 2018Read in full

Laura Able

GIS appoints new Head of Customer Experience

GIS is pleased to confirm the appointment of Laura Able in the new position of Head of Customer Experience. This role strengthens the company’s continued commitment to excellent account management and technical support for its customers in the industrial inkjet sector.

22 March 2018Read in full

The new GIS Head Management Board HMB-FD-GMA

GIS announces comprehensive support for Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA 33 & GMA 99 printheads

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the leading strategic partner for OEMs and system builders, announces comprehensive support of the Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA product line.

16 February 2018Read in full

GIS debuts advances in Direct to Shape printing at InPrint 2017

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) will showcase its latest innovative solutions for complex industrial applications in functional and decorative printing at InPrint 2017 in Munich. Senior members of the GIS team will be available on the GIS booth (Hall A6 Stand 548) to discuss our collaborative approach to solving demanding inkjet manufacturing and production issues.

1 November 2017Read in full

Martin Hoather at GIS HQ

Martin Hoather confirmed as GIS Chief Operating Officer

GIS is pleased to confirm the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes.

18 October 2017Read in full

GIS expands into new premises

GIS expands into new premises

Following a decade of industrial inkjet innovation, ongoing expansion and continued growth, Global Inkjet Systems Ltd (GIS) has moved to new headquarters within St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge, UK.

10 July 2017Read in full

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